Thursday, August 25, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry Surges in Poll, Becomes Frontrunner for GOP Nomination

Texas Governor Rick Perry
The Washington Post reports:
As Romney returned to the campaign trail this week, he faced a new reality: He is no longer ahead of the pack in the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. A Gallup poll released Wednesday showed Texas Gov. Rick Perry with a sizable lead over Romney among Republicans and GOP-leaning independents nationally, 29 percent to 17 percent.

The survey showed Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) at 13 percent and Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) slipping to 10 percent. No other candidate registered in the double digits
Rick Perry hits the economic and social issues better than any other candidate.  I have predicted and continue to predict that he will win the nomination, and if the economy continues to tank, he will be elected the next President of the United States.


Nicolas Martin said...

The less Republicans know about a candidate, the more they like him.

Truth is that any of them but Ron Paul would serve their establishment handlers well. Wall Street, the military industrial complex, and the various Republican power-brokers could live with Perry or Romney or any other establishment beard.

In more important news, Steve Jobs has resigned.

Cato said...

Perry's lead is a creation of the media who are manufacturing the news, rather than reporting it.

Perry's problem is that he hits the economic and social issues worse than any other candidate.

Downtown Indy said...

The media creations are just what the Progressives' gin up for their marching orders.

In Perry's case it seems it's going to be Tentherism, something probably less than 1% of the population has even heard of.

M Theory said...

Didn't Obama's handlers say they wanted Perry to be the candidate?

Perry will be like Bush + Obama x 10!

If you love Establishment politics that benefit insiders at the expense of The People, you will love Rick Perry.

Paul K. Ogden said...

I keep waiting for people to make a case that Perry is bad, but so far I'm just getting sketchy, vague responses. My greatest concern is that he might be a Ballard-type that thinks government is about handing out taxpayer money to the politically connected. That is a concern. But as far as the issues, I don't agree with him on everything, but 90% is pretty good.

Citizen Kane said...

Perry is just another establishment fraud. The information about him has been out there for years. He will be as bad as either Bush or Obama - endless wars, excessive spending, more government control, etc. Nothing good is going to come out of Texas. The JFK murder should have taught us all that.

M Theory said...

M Theory said...

Ron Paul is the only candidate who is not controlled by big pharma, wall street, the banks, and the industrial military complex.

M Theory said...

Lew Rockwell discusses Ron Paul. While he comes in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in polls, the establishment media continues to beat the drum that Ron Paul can't win.

Analysis of presidential candidate news stories shows that the establishment media gives Ron Paul the least amount of coverage compared to the other candidates, and the coverage they do give him is often negative.

Why is that?
I think you know the answer.

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Hoosier in the Heartland said...

Willful disregard of history is an unfortunate tactic of demagogues.

Note: the US is not a Christian nation -- quite on purpose.

If you wish to be led by a president who believes s/he is ordained by God to bring the US to righteousness, by all means vote for Perry (or Bachmann, for that matter).

If you studied (and actually remember) what the "founding fathers" did -- and why -- there's no way you could buy into their divisive demagoguery.